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Recommended reading: The Indiana Law Blog

By Jeff Terrill

Fort Wayne Reader


Interested in the law? Do you like to read about hot topic legal issues? Are you an attorney or are you thinking about going to law school? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you need to check out The Indiana Law Blog (indianlawblog.com).

I am not aware of any other source that provides such a high level of information, education and entertainment within the legal field. The blog’s publisher, Marcia Oddi, is an accomplished journalist and practicing attorney. The Indiana Judges Association presented her in 2006 with the Excellence in Public Information and Education Award for her tireless efforts to educate the public about appellate decisions and other law related developments. In 2013, The Indiana Trial Lawyers Association selected Ms. Oddi as the Journalist of the Year.

When you visit her blog, you’ll quickly see why The Indiana Law Blog is such an aberration within the digital media space. You won’t find pop-up ads. In fact, you’ll need to look real hard to see any type of advertising presence. There’s no subscription fee and no sign-in required. What you will find is great writing and an eclectic collection of summaries of law related articles from around the country and sometimes beyond. In addition, you can read summaries of recent appellate decisions and legislative updates. If you want to read the full text, just click on the links.

No doubt, some parts will interest you more than others. That’s the point, I think. The Indiana Law Blog appeals to all types of lawyers and readers. Ms. Oddi somehow manages to put out a fresh product each day. She does this day after day, free of charge.

Like most days, I visited her blog today. I read her summary of an appellate decision involving a search issue. I then watched a few minutes of a live feed of an Indiana Committee on Corrections and Criminal Code meeting. I saw a link to a podcast involving the author of a new book about U.S. Supreme Court Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg. It looked interesting, but I continued to scroll down until clicking on an article about a multi-millionaire Indian attorney who died without a will. I finished my daily visit by clicking on a link to comedian John Oliver’s piece on the legal absurdities associated with civil forfeitures.

Thank you Ms. Oddi for providing such an exceptional source of information and entertainment.

Where to find it: www.indianalawblog.com


Jeff Terrill is a partner/shareholder with the law firm of Arnold Terrill Anzini, P.C. Mr. Terrill represents clients accused of crimes throughout northeast Indiana. You can contact Mr. Terrill with any questions or comments at his office at 260.420.7777 or via email at jterrill@fortwaynedefense.com. Learn more about his firm at www.fortwaynedefense.com. This article expressed opinions and observations of the author, is not intended as legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship between the author and the reader. Please consult a qualified attorney with any legal questions or issues you might have. Thank you

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